The Heptadic Nature of Mark 16:9-20

Most Bible have a footnote saying that only later manuscripts contain this passage. This is a view generated by over-reliance on the Alexandrian manuscripts. This theory can easily be disproved not only by the fact that Hippolatus and Irenaeus both quoted from it in the second century but also because its construction in the original Greek is heptadic in nature:

  • The number of words is divisible by seven
  • The number of letters is divisible by seven
  • The consonants are divisible by seven
  • The vowels are divisible by seven
  • The vocabulary used includes 98 words (divisible by seven), 84 of these are found elsewhere in Mark (divisible by seven), 14 are found only in this passage (divisible by seven), 42 are used in Jesus’ address (divisible by seven), 56 are not (divisible by seven).

The odds that this is a massive coincidence it roughly 1 in more than 40 million.

Thanks to Chuck Missler for this.

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